eBAY Buyers Love FREE SHIPPING!!!
Yes, free shipping attracts more buyers and why not, everyone likes a great value!! The seller's get higher placement in search results by offering free shipping. Then all your listings appear in search results with the word, "Free Shipping" prominently display - hows that for making the buyer's know you want to please.
Many buyers will only buy when Free shipping is offered. It will pay for its self in the long run. And what does the seller benefit - well more buyers are likely to choose your item. And you get lower final vlaue fees when applied to the full amount of the sale, including shipping. And automatic 5-star rating for shipping cost on the shipping catagory. Now that should make a seller smile!
Save money on shipping and pass the savings on to your buyer
Sellers take advantage of online discounts, pay for shipping and print your shipping labels right on ebay or paypal. You get discounted rates and it's free to print lables pre-filled with your buyer's shipping address. Both USPS and UPS allow discounts to sellers if you print your own label. You can print it on a plain 8 x 11 sheet of paper and tape it on the package. There is no charge to reprint if you make an error. You can take up to 120 hours to void a labelyou don't use. When you pay for shipping and print shpping labels on ebay or paypal, this information is uploaded automatically to "my ebay" and the buyers like that efficentence
Sellers get free shipping supplies and zero-out your handling fees
Handling fees anoy buyers, because they feel it is the cost of "doing business". Sellers can order free shipping supplies online from USPS postal service delivered to your door. The self-adhensive laels, air shipping packaging and more are available free of charge from USP.
How about shipping "next business day" ?
When you print your labels on line the same day or next day, the tracking number of the packae is printed in the line next to the item you sold. Your buyers receive tracking information via an automated email and they can access it from "My Ebay"
Buyers love to be able to track the progress of their shipment and you might get higher DSR's (stars on feedback) because they are satisfied and don't have to ask you, "Where's my stuff"
How about a customized packing slip added to your shipment?
The buyers like to have a packing slip in their package when it arrives. Especially if they purchase a lot of stuff. You can add your "return policy" and a personalized "thank you" note. If you are offering "Free shipping" you can make a note of that so the buyer is aware that you are the one that offers that feature with your items.
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